If you know me well, you know that I'm very (very) into Ayurveda. The spices are comforting, the food is filling and my body just feels good when I eat (and live) in accordance to the Ayurvedic principles. Not to mention it's been around for thousands of years before modern medicine linked the mind-body connection. Ayurveda offers a body of wisdom that is designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy, while aiding in connecting with their fullest human potential. In a time of over consumption and depleted food, getting back in my kitchen and cooking my own food has done wonders for my digestion and mental clarity. I feel much more grounded, in my body, and clear and precise in my thoughts.
Not to mention that taking time out of your day to cook your meals forces you to slow down and be present. We could all use a little bit of that in our lives.
Over the years, I've discovered a handful of recipes online that I enjoy but nothing quite compares to the ones I've found in Everyday Ayurveda. They are simple, easy and enjoyable. After you stalk up on a few Ayurvedic staples you'll be able to quickly whip up most things in this book.
Whether you're just dipping your toes in the Ayurvedic lifestyle or in need of some new inspiration in your life I highly suggest this cookbook. It's been my go-to for the last couple of months and hasn't yet served me wrong.
I purchased mine at Wonder Press in Boulder (shout out Boulder, I love you!) but you can find it online as well.
If you've got any great Ayurvedic cooking resources, please send them my way. I'm always on the hunt for new good finds!